Marc Downie, Shelley Eshkar, Paul Kaiser
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Variant and dissenting views of John Cage and his legacy in a composition of unusual structure divided into sixteen parts.
On Maryanne Amacher: psychological circularity, personal appearances, phantasms, vestibular and LaGrangian systems, & more.
Travels, the cult and false future of futurism, poets' house-museums, second-hand Shklovsky, Khlebnikov's numbers, Paul Schmidt...
Flesh made word
Husky Kaiser, the vehemence of typewriting, unions & labor law, cutting, social aging, mortal agony & last soliloquy.
Gray Bucharest under Ceausescu, diagramming stupidity, soap opera, Poe's tracking of thoughts, the essential fallacy of Freud's logic.
Sentence diagrams +
Sentence diagrams, morals, Cape Town, Navajo, notated speech, predictive text & poems, list patterns, cuts, perches of thought.
Escaping the averages, limits & the limitless, at the fingertip, reading in the dark, eyes in & out, telescoped body, to count steps & breath.
On Paul Valery
Other people make books. I am making my mind.
Valery's daily notebook, mind mirror, the general not the personal case, a caveat.
Mindfellows in Valery & Dick, mother to fetus as writer to reader, talking lion, bat, woman, voicing across tongues, pivot names, password: me.
Drawing the truth
draws differently from Leonardo, mistaken manuals of style (Tufte), over-simple conspiracy diagrams (Lombardi).
Optics + illusion
Stereovision, homing pigeons, ticker-tape, cave, camera obscura, eye exam, orgones, voyeur,
, epileptic, blind space,
Life and after
Immortality through early death, obit photo selection, your life is not an artwork, suicide & survivor's guilt, the girl in the cafeteria (Kerouac).
Midway, near-misses/direct hits in Pacific, architects' no-places, construction site, spire, drug court, untrue walls, King & Luria memorials.
Hitler's culture capital, slave labor, Ruhr, situated reading, cultivation, quicksand, Robaix graffiti, lingua franca, French courtly vehemence.
Yes and or no
To applaud patriotism?, of two or more minds, mental gerrymandering (Minsky), Duchamp & one-liner artworks, blame leader for followers?
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Downie doctoral thesis
Choreographing the Extended Agent: performance graphics for dance theater
Code wants to be code
Code wants to be code (and academic openness)
Performance as distribution
What if performance were distribution?
Photoshop as code
Using Photoshop is writing code
catalogue. Also reviews prior works with learning-disabled children, Robert Wilson, & Merce Cunningham. 1999.
Vantage points on
by Kaiser and Eshkar in
, edited by Jeffrey Shaw and Peter Weibel (ZKM), MIT Press, 2003.
On Creative Collaboration
Managing as Designing
, edited by Boland and Collopy, Stanford University Press, 2004.
Reflections on childhood games,
Mapping in the Age of Digital Media
Frequently pondered questions
On dance and digital dance.
Envisioning Dance on Film and Video
P. Mutt Protest
Artist's statement protesting sponsorship of Whitney show by Phillip Morris (big tobacco), 2000.
On If by chance, Bruner/Michotte, experimental flicker films, epilepsy.
Short account of
La Scena Digitale
, an Italian anthology on technology and art, 1999.
Crayon or computer?
A critique of software for children, and a suggested solution.
, Vol. 10, No. 3, Fall 1994.
Conversation with choreographer William Forsythe, recorded in 1998 and later published in _Performance Research_, v4#2, Summer 1999.
Amraut and Girard
Conversation with software developers and digital artists Susan Amkraut and Michael Girard. Recorded 1998.
Continues Kaiser talk with Amkraut & Girard. Speculates about emergent behavior in an autonomous artwork like that of children in a playground.